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Nuno
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Once you figure out a guitar I suppose it makes sense, but with the piano you don't need to memorize string names and the lack of sharps to certain notes still throws me off :wink:
Ok, it is possible. Probably, you are "seeing" all the notes when you are in front of the keyboard and it is easier identify where a C is. However, the next "step" in a guitar is always the next semitone, in the piano, there are white and black keys and it is not easy transpose a song. I know how to put several chords on the piano but I have to think how to put a chord a semitone up.

I guess each instrument has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is possible that the "standard" tuning was not logical, some string are separated by a fourth, another by a third... It is easier to form some chords in that way. As Ricochet said, the open tunings are more logical.


   
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On the keyboard, try moving your fingers up so you play on and between the black keys and you can move your patterns around exactly the same way you do on a fretboard. Ignore that some of the keys are raised and some aren't, except that it's easy to "slide" or "bend" into a note by hitting a black key and slipping right off it to hit the adjacent white key.

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but with the piano you don't need to memorize string names and the lack of sharps to certain notes still throws me off :wink:
Any western instrument has the same flats and sharps. Based on how they are tuned they might be somewhere you didn't expect. :wink:

A diatonic harmonica in the key of C has no flats or sharps (unless you bend notes, which I guess counts as somewhere you didn't expect!)l

And a whole slew of almost sharps and flats, depending on your bending skill :lol:


   
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